[council] Feedback on Open Joint Sessions in Cairo

Avri Doria avri at psg.com
Fri Nov 7 08:10:49 UTC 2008


Thanks for these, I will add them to the comments made yesterday in  
the meeting.

The suggestions you offered are very similar to ones that have come  
from several directions  - I think all realized quite quickly that we  
were not the ones who should have been up there since there was so  
little we could say.

The round table proposal is the working model at the moment with about  
6 people per AC/SO (divided by constituency or region depending on the  
group), but the logistics will need a bunch of work.


On 6 Nov 2008, at 17:31, Philip Sheppard wrote:

> I wanted to provide some feedback on the open joint sessions.
> Positive points
> - it happened
> - it addressed genuine cross SO/AC issues
> Negative points
> - many issues were ill suited to a single SO/AC view and so the  
> chair was unable to provide input
> - the event was a bit lack lustre because of this overly strong  
> focus on the chairs
> - I did not agree with the populist proposal to have every SO under  
> the sun here just because they exist. The event was intended to  
> foster understanding on joint issues not be a platform for every SO/ 
> AC.
> Proposal
> Imagine a large empty room with one large round table with the full  
> leadership of each organisation sitting ie the GNSO Council, CC  
> council, the ALAC, the GAC leadership etc. It would be a big table -  
> maybe three tiered in the style of UN security council with one  
> lead. But it would be exciting if THIS group had answered the  
> questions.  Observers would sit around the group in outer circles,  
> interacting as usual.
> Philip
> PS Glen would you be so kind as to forward this to Patrick Sharry  
> also ?

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